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Bangle.js 2 Watch.

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    Here it is.

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    I finally have the code for my Existentialist's Watch. The watchface shows the word "Now" in the center of the screen. If you find a need for the terrestrial time, press the button and the current time will display for five seconds, then revert back to "Now".

    // Display the "Now" message on the Bangle.js 2 watch
    function showNow() {
      g.setFontAlign(0, 0);
      g.setFont("Vector", 48);
      g.drawString("Now", g.getWidth() / 2, g.getHeight() / 2);
      return true;
    // Display the current time on the Bangle.js 2 watch
    function showTime() {
      // Get the current time
      var date = new Date();
      var hours = date.getHours();
      var minutes = date.getMinutes();
      // Format the time as a string
      var timeString = hours.toString().padStart(2, "0") + ":" +
                       minutes.toString().padStart(2, "0") + ":" +;
      // Display the time on the screen
      g.setFontAlign(0, 0);
      g.setFont("Vector", 42);
      g.drawString(timeString, g.getWidth() / 2, g.getHeight() / 2);
      // Revert to the "Now" display after 5 seconds
      setTimeout(showNow, 5000);
    // Set up a button listener to display the time
    setWatch(showTime, BTN1, { repeat: true });
    // Display the "Now" message on start-up

    It's simplistic, no widgets and such, but I'm sure somebody will jazz it up if they want.
    This is the main reason I bought the Bangle.js 2. So happy now.

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    Good point. That would work perfectly if I could use my code snippet, or save it as a jpg, in place of the sunset.

  • in Bangle.js
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    Thanks for the advice on displaying code.

    I like the lock screen idea, but I'm trying to go another route. I want to run the "zen", on button press or screen touch run "time" for 5 seconds, then return to "zen".

    -Run Zen
    -On Btn run Time
    -10 sec
    -Resume Zen

    Can this be done?

  • in Bangle.js
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    sorry, I thought the code would display like yours.

    The only thing I'm missing is the button event to run the time function. I just stuck time() at the end to see what would happen.

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    So... this is what I've got so far.
    It just flashes back and forth between the "Zen" splash and the clock.
    I think we're almost there.
    Any Suggestions?

    // This is my Zen Splash Screen
    function zen(){
    setInterval(function() {
      //Draw Text
         }, 5000);
    // clock from your tutorial
    function time(){
    // Load fonts
    // position on screen
    const X = 170, Y = 110;
    function draw() {
      // work out how to display the current time
      var d = new Date();
      var h = d.getHours(), m = d.getMinutes();
      var time = (" "+h).substr(-2) + ":" + ("0"+m).substr(-2);
      // Reset the state of the graphics library
      // draw the current time
      g.setFontAlign(40,40); // align right bottom
      g.drawString(time, X, Y, true /*clear background*/);
      // draw the date, in a normal font
      g.setFontAlign(0,1); // align center bottom
      // pad the date - this clears the background if the date were to change length
      var dateStr = "    "+require("locale").date(d)+"    ";
      g.drawString(dateStr, g.getWidth()/2, Y+15, true /*clear background*/);
    // Clear the screen once, at startup
    // draw immediately at first
    var secondInterval = setInterval(draw, 1000);
    // Stop updates when LCD is off, restart when on
      if (secondInterval) clearInterval(secondInterval);
      secondInterval = undefined;
      if (on) {
        secondInterval = setInterval(draw, 1000);
        draw(); // draw immediately
    // Show launcher when middle button pressed
    // Load widgets
    //revert to zen splashscreen
    myTimeout = setTimeout (zen, 3000);
    // run clock
  • in Bangle.js
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    I have an idea for a watch face, but I can't figure out the code. I know almost no JavaScript. Here's what I want to do.

    1. I have a splash screen with a custom message on it.
    2. On button press I'd like to show the clock ( any watch face, I'm not picky) for 10 seconds.
    3. Then revert back to the splash screen.

    Something like:
    Run function 1
    On button press Run function 2
    After 10, seconds break and return to function 1

    Any suggestions?

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    Never mind. NOOB mistake. All is good.